It’s sometimes hard to consider, but not all sons and daughters are interested in carrying on the family tradition of farming.
With more education and more opportunities some farm-raised young people opt for other careers, leaving landowners in a quandary about what to do with the land.
While tax laws may have made it easier to pass the farm from one generation to the next, changing times have some families looking at the end of a way of life, according to a 30-year veteran of agricultural estate planning.
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Dr. Wayne Hayenga, professor emeritus and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist from College Station, has traveled throughout Texas for three decades trying to help people pass their agricultural estates on to the next generation.